Recent Stories by John Phipps
Aug 31, 2020 by John Phipps
For John Phipps, Farm Journal Field Days, a pioneering effort, surpassed his expectations. He explains why it's an example of the adjustments we are all making in our lives to make our lives more livable.
Aug 06, 2020 by John Phipps
Last week John dove into a major misconception about estate planning. This week, he shares some misperceptions between heirs on and off the farm.
Jun 08, 2020 by John Phipps
Destroying livestock and milk may be literally inconceivable for many consumers, but it’s painful for producers, too. John Phipps explains in Customer Support.
Jun 05, 2020 by John Phipps
John Phipps thinks the current hog market is almost impossible to describe. He explains why the issue is so complex and how the industry may cope with the evolving challenges.
Jun 02, 2020 by John Phipps
There have been COVID related problems in Europe, notably in western Germany and Ireland, but the numbers of workers ill were much smaller.
Mar 23, 2020 by John Phipps
How does weather affect the spread and virulence of disease, and especially COVID-19? John Phipps explores in "Weathering the Storm."
Mar 19, 2020 by John Phipps
I think we’re about to have a come-to-Jesus moment about how flexible our food system is.
Mar 17, 2020 by John Phipps
John Phipps says no phrase has been more overworked than “don’t panic” over the last week, and he thinks it's singularly unhelpful for several reasons. He explains why in John's World.
Jan 13, 2020 by John Phipps
States are passing legislation around factory farming. John gives his thoughts on if the recently passed pieces of legislation are justified.
Oct 07, 2019 by John Phipps
The estimates surrounding just how many hogs China has lost due to ASF vary widely. In John's World, John Phipps explains why accurately forecasting the ASF death toll in China is so tough.
Apr 22, 2019 by John Phipps
John Phipps has a fundamental issue with the ag census -- it takes far too long. John breaks down his issue with it during John's World.
Apr 08, 2019 by John Phipps
African Swine Fever could have a lasting impact on the Chinese hog herd. John Phipps explains in John's World.